April 2015

Football Summary – Week Beginning 27 April 2015

April 30, 2015

Three senior football games have taken place over the Easter period. Former Pupils Game On Easter Saturday the 1st XI entertained a Former Pupils team. Whilst the 1st XI had most of the possession the Former Pupils always looked dangerous on the break. However, the 1st XI were a little too strong in the end...

Students Go Fishing – Caution: Scary Photos!

April 30, 2015

A big thank you to all those who donated fishing equipment for Mr Chambers’ Wednesday Afternoon Fishing Activity.   The catch was good this week as you can see from the photos below! The large fish is a Ballan Wrasse caught by Fabian! We also caught a monster spider crab, quite common this time of...

Musical Talent Displayed at the Annual Jazz Concert

April 30, 2015

  On Tuesday 21 April the young musicians at Truro School performed in the annual Jazz Concert.   The event, which showcased the school’s talent, included pupils from every year group with students aged between 11 and 18.  In keeping with tradition the concert opened with the Junior Jazz Orchestra, who kicked off the evening...

Under 13's Regional Hockey Tournament

April 30, 2015

On Tuesday the Under 13 girls competed at Millfield School in the regional finals.   After a faltering start against Dean Close the girls started to step up to the standard of the competition. A narrower defeat was the result of the second game, but by the third the girls were firing on all cylinders...

Molly Carleston Plays Alongside Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

April 30, 2015

Molly Carleston, a third year Truro School student, recently got the chance to play alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under famous conductor Maxime Tortelier.   Molly was selected to perform in the high-level production after being identified as one of the most talented oboe players in the region.   The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have been...

Prep Headmaster’s Blog – 29 April – Bees, Trees and Sporting Success

April 29, 2015

After a lovely sunny Easter break, how nice to return to school to discover some super individual achievements reflecting the diversity of talents to be found amongst the...

Trennick Boarding – Surfing and Study

April 29, 2015

The first week of the summer term as really flown by. This term us a short one with 5 weeks both sides of half term and is very busy with public exams at GCSE, AS and A2. The school internal exams and world aims during the last week of term. Rugby Success During the week...

St Mawes to Truro Sponsored Kayak

April 29, 2015

On Tuesday 21 April ten Truro School students in the Sixth Form completed a sponsored kayak. The journey started at St Mawes and the end destination was Malpas, an impressive 13km from start to finish.   The trip along the River Fal started at 5pm with the help of Mr Warren who kindly provided the...

Success in the Cornwall Young Author Competition

April 28, 2015

Su, a first year student here at Truro School, has this week been awarded a prize in the 2015 Cornwall Young Author Competition (CYAC).   Su entered the CYAC after seeing posters the school had displayed in the Library. CYAC is run by TJ INK, a self-publishing company based in Padstow, Cornwall. In addition to...

William Trew to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard

April 28, 2015

William Trew has this week been selected by the Independent School’s Football Association (ISFA) to play against three of England’s top football academies.   The one day tournament will see the ISFA Under 15 team play fixtures against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Liverpool on Saturday 16 May.   Hosted at Manchester United’s state-of-the-art AON...

Pentreve Boarding – Pitch and Pu… ahh a snake!!!!

April 27, 2015

The first weekend back after a lovely long Easter holiday was quickly upon us and we welcome Colin to the house from Germany and hope that he enjoys his term with us.   Friday evening was Mrs De Gruchy’s session with the overseas pupils in the Pentreve lounge and it is only just big enough...

Truro School vs Camborne – Rounders Match Reports

April 27, 2015

Truro School Vs Camborne Under 12: Won 27 – 1 In their first ever Truro School game, the U12s played exceptionally. They were strong in the field making some excellent tactical decisions. Similarly when batting they struck the ball well and made many rounders. Top scorers were Rosie (6) and Milly (5 ½ ). Catches...

Malvern Boarding – Surf Rider

April 27, 2015

Considering the exams are getting closer and the stress is getting greater most of the girls at the moment appear relatively relaxed and in control. There haven’t been too many extracurricular demands made of them this week so most appear to have a little more time on their hands for revision.   On Sunday however,...

Jonny Innes – The Youngest London Marathon Runner 2015

April 27, 2015

Truro School Sixth Form student Jonny Innes has been busy getting interviewed by the media this week as he became this year’s youngest London Marathon runner.   Jonny turned 18 on the day of the marathon and, unlike most teenagers, decided to run 26 miles for charity instead of having a party.   Running for...

Poltisco Boarding – Bowling

April 27, 2015

We welcome back a number of the girls to Poltisco this summer term, including Margot who was with us this time a year ago! Several girls are staying with us for the first time and have travelled from different locations across Germany to enjoy a summer term here at Truro School. Boarding on Saturday –...

Tennis Summary – Week Beginning 20 April 2015

April 23, 2015

Girls Nicholson Shield Doubles timed games for Fifth Years and below:   The team of Beth (4th Year)/Amy (4th Year) and Emily (3rd Year)/Maddie (2nd Year) played in the Nicholson Shield at the Heron Tennis Centre and emerged overall winners of the Shield.   Beth and Amy won all four matches with Emily and Maddie...

500 word story competition

April 23, 2015

The first round of judging for the 500 Words 2015 national story writing competition has been completed by volunteer teachers and librarians across the UK. Recently, we heard that three pupils from Year 5: Joseph, Reuben and William have all made it through to the second round of judging – and they are now waiting...

Headmaster’s Blog, Wednesday 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015

We have been blessed with some perfect Spring weather to greet us back as we commence the last term of the year. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. I’ve had plenty of comments that the three week holiday was a great length, and there is a purposeful atmosphere about the place as...

Head of Art to Cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats

April 22, 2015

Truro School’s Head of Art, Mr Meads, has this week announced that he will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.   Mr Meads’ son, Charlie, will also be joining his dad on the 950 mile journey.   Setting off on Sunday 26 July, the pair will...

Multi-Award-Winning Novelist to Visit Truro School

April 22, 2015

On Tuesday 28 April, highly-acclaimed novelist Anthony McGowan will be visiting Truro School for an author workshop which will be held in the Library from 2.30pm until 3.45pm.   Anthony will be working with first and second year students for an afternoon workshop, discussing his life as a writer and his latest novel, the The...